“…as a result of the United States military, Taliban no longer is in existence. And the people of Afghanistan are now free.”
The former head of broadcast media for the Taleban has arrived in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and is likely to join the Western-backed government there.
There has been no immediate comment from the government.
The Taleban and a former mujahideen commander who brokered the deal have confirmed the defection… (emphasis added)
Several dozen former Taleban leaders, including their former foreign minister, have returned to Kabul under a national reconciliation process.